The World Almanac and Book of Facts
The World Almanac and Book of Facts is a US published reference work and conveys information about such subjects as world changes, tragedies, sports feats, etc. It has been published yearly from 1868 to 1875, and again every year since 1886. The first edition of The World Almanac was published by The New York World newspaper in 1868 (the name of the publication comes from the newspaper itself, which was known as The World). Published just three years after the end of the US Civil War and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, its 120 pages of information touched on such events as the process of Reconstruction and the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. Publication was suspended in 1876, but in 1886 newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer, who had purchased The New York World and quickly transformed it into one of the most influential newspapers in the country, revived The World Almanac with the intention of making it a compendium of universal knowledge. The World Almanac has been published annually since.
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56 Militia in N. Y. City . .515 Italian Government . 379 Insurance Statistics . .182 *
in States .. 358 " Royal Family . 368 Life - Saving Service ....... .98,525 Naval .. .
358,515 Italy and Colonies . 363 Light , Velocity of . 52 of the States .... 358 Army
... ble of Bearing NATIONS . ble of Bearing Arms . * Arins . Arms , * Austria .............
.. 9,800,000 Great Britaint ...... 12,000,000 Russia 22,000,000 Belgium ..........
1,460,000 Greece ....... 495,000 Spain .... 4,200,000 Denmark 490,000 Italy ...
... as Ambassador from Italy . 130. The Committee of Arbitration and Conciliation
appointed by the Civic Federation Conference to promote industrial peace
organized by electing the following officers and Committee on ByLaws :
Zanardelli , the new Italian Prime Minister , told the people of America through
THE WORLD how he admired the United States and hoped the existing feeling of
mutual good will might grow stronger every day . INTERESTING FEATURES .
1798 The Irish Rebellion . 1870 Rome became the capital of Italy . 1572 The St.
Bartholomew Massacre , Aug.24 1799 Battle of Seringa patam ; death of 1871
The German Empire re - established . 1588 The Spanish Armada defeated , July .
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